Depth and Color
Among the most frequent comments about my work are references to the depth in my paintings. I think viewers are noticing how I create the illusions of form and distance on the flat surfaces of paintings. Besides creating depth in my work I also enjoy working with color and I occasionally experiment with new combinations of pigments. I often add colors to paintings that vary from nature to add interest and draw the viewer’s eye into the work. Although I paint realistically I am working toward expressing myself with greater simplicity by adding more detail and contrast around my center of interest and less in the rest of the painting. This means I focus more on what is important in my subject.